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at this home in arlington, did everything for his ailing mother, jean davis. she has suffered from back pain for many years. a recent surgery proved unsuccessful. during a conversation with a surgeon, dr. david cohen at that point, he became overcome with emotion and pulled out a hand gun and shot the doctor in the abdomen and barricaded himself and his mother in his mother's room and shot his mother and then killed himself. his mother was confined to the bed. after about three hours they were able to get into the room. they found jean davis of course dead as well as paul pardon us. -- par duss. they were able to get the situation under control. john hopkins was under lockdown for quite sometime. several areas of the building were evacuated and coming up in our next half-hour we'll hear from pardus' half brother who talks about coping with the death of his half brother and now the death of his mother. >> the brother of gunman paul pardus spoke to us about what may have driven his brother to open fire inside johns hopkins hospital. he lives in arlington. his mother was from virginia, which is
: his 84-year-old mother was identified as jean davis. the family of jean davis wanted to make sure she got the best care in the world so they made sure she came to hopkins. her other son only made sense of this saying that his brother could not bear to see their mother suffer. >> reporter: police are calling this a murder-suicide involving the son of a patient. paul pardus' brother alvin gibson said he spoke to pardus on sunday after their mother underwent surgery for back problems. gibson says his brother was upset and told him the surgery did not turn out the way that doctors told him it would. gibson says his brother was very fond of their mother. she suffered from back problems, and her operation was not successful. news that was devastating to pardus. >> they were really, really close. he would do anything he could to get her well because she had back problems. so he took her back and forth to the johns hopkins hospital to get her help, and he wanted to stay with her and to be with her as best as he could. >> reporter: now, johns hopkins hospital official staff say their security
cohen about his mother, 84-year-old jean davis. he pulled out a semi automatic gun and fired one shot. >> based on the initial assessment, thwounds appear to be survivable wounds. >> he barricaded himself inside his mother's room. police found them dead in an apparent murder/suicide. >> it came over the loud speaker we couldn't exit the children's center, and, of course, flashing all overhe news what was happening, so i was happyo be locked in with security guards outside the door. >> nobody coming in, nobody going out. we heard this emergency bell le, bonk, bonk, bonk. oh my gosh. what is going on? it was scary.xd >> it could have been a 9/11 thing. we ddn't know. >> reporter: t shooting happened just after 11:00 in the morning on the eighth floor of the nelson building. there are several hundred unarmed guards at the hopkins campus. some say secury needs to be boosted. >> i think in every entranceway there should be a scanner and all security -- security guards at every door. >> it is frightening. i would never expectÑi this. this hospital is well secured and protected and it's cra
is identified at jean davis. mr. davis was receiving some news about the care and the condition of his per just outside the door to that room and he became emotionally distraught and reacted and was overwhelmed by the news of his mother's condition. during the course of the conversation with the doctor, mr. davis removed a small semiautomatic hand gun from his waistband area and fryered -- fired eight gunshots that shot the doctor in the lower chest. the doctor collapsed outside the doorway of the room. mr. davis was last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother who is confined to the bed. at about 11:45 we established a unified command post to manage the scene. i will tell you that the scene proceeded according to every protocol and drill established. hospital security immediately responded and put their emergency response plan into place. by all evaluations it worked as designed; and worked incredibly efficiently to avoid and reduce any injury or risk to any other patient or staff members inside the hospital. followed very quickly by response of men a
, his mother jean davis, and himself because of his mother's worsening condition. witnesses told police he yelled "it's your fault" before shooting dr. david cohen. the brothers said nothing -- the brother has said he did not see that coming. the police commissioner believes that security can always be looked at again. there will be a very serious post-mortem on how things are handled. they have 400 members on their security force. the police commissioner wants to look and see if anything was said by the shooter to any member of the staff that could have been a clue. people should have been more sensitive to that. brad bell, abc 7 news. >>> major developments in the effort to plug the oil well that caused the country's worst environmental disaster. in less than 24 hours, it could be sealed for good. bp plans to finish pumping mud and cement through the relief well. once that is done, the well would be considered permanently plugged. the blast killed 11 workers and lead up to 200 million gallons of oil into the gulf -- leaked up to 200 million gallons of oil into the gulf. >>> the family
the alleged gunman's mother has been identified as jean davis, not sure why she was in the hospital, but her surgeon specializes in spinal reconstruction. by the way, dr. cohen's wounds are said to be survivable. >> that is good news tonight. hey, bob, what about security at the hospital? how was mr. davis able to get inside? >> reporter: well, that was something asked of the hospital officials. they say and we tried it tonight, anybody can walk into the hospital. you do have to check in and they give you like an id badge, but the hospital says there are 80 entrances around this medical school campus and hospital and it's simply impossible to put metal detectors at each door. >> bob barnard live in baltimore tonight, thank you. >>> we are learning a little bit more about the gunman and his mother who lived in arlington, virginia. fox 5's roz plater is investigating that part of the story. what are neighbors telling you? >> reporter: people in arlington know the mother as jean davis and know her son as warren davis. few knew much about them except that this shooting is the last thing they wou
to confirm this information. his mother's name is still believed about to be jean davis. >> we have a couple addresses one in virginia that we are working to confirm and in reming oo, virginia we are working to confirm and couple local addresses associatedd% with mr. davis that we are% working on now l many. >>reporter: it is also believed that the shooter has parks, fox 45 news at 5:30. >> thank you very much karen. >> johns hopkins one of the largest medical facility in the united states. more than 80,000 people visit the complex every week. thooe visitors must check in upon arrival. they are given wrist band and allowed to visit loved once the patients. as for things like metal detector, hopkins security says that is unrealistic. >> to put a magget meter at 80 doors and the required armed force that would need, need, staffing the magnet meter is not realistic. >>reporter: hopkins says it updated emergency procedures right after the shootings at virginii tech. now on to our question of the day. should hospitals have metal detectors? at their entrances? just go to our web site and
don't find too many sons like that. >> the mother she's speaking of is jean davis. the family wanted her to get the best care. they came all the way from virginia to hopkins. her other son can only make sense of this saying that his brother could not bear to see his mother suffer. sherrie? >> reporter: good morning, megan. paul pardus' brother alvin says the family is saddened and distraught by the turn of events. alvin gibson says he spoke to pardus on sunday after their mother underwent surgery. now, he says gibson was very upset and told him the surgery did not turn out the way the doctors told him it would. gibson says his brother was very fond of their mother. she suffered from back problems and their operation was not successful, news that was devastating to pardus. >> it was really, really close. he would do anything he could do to get her well because she had back problems. so he took her back and forth to johns hopkins hospital to get her help. and he just wanted to stay with her and to be with her as best as he could. >> johns hopkins security says their security plan worke
identified as 84-year-old jean davis. it's hard to understand the desperation pardus felt. it's something those that knew him are trying to understand, including his own brother. sherrie? >> reporter: good morning, megan. family members are upset by what baltimore police are calling a murder-suicide involving the son of a patient here at johns hopkins hospital. paul pardus' brother alvin gibson says he spoke to pardus after their mother underwent surgery. he was upset and told him that the surgery did not turn out the way doctors said it would. their mother suffered from back problems and her operation was not successful, news that was devastating to pardus. >> i guess he thought that she was suffering a lot and that she wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> reporter: now, johns hopkins security says that their security plan worked as designed to help keep patients and staff safe. sherrie johnson, abc 2 newsp. >> remember to stay with abc 2 news and abc2news.com for the latest developments on the story. when you get to our web site, you'll find a number of videos and pictures. we have
, jean davis in and out of hospitals. pardus was the one to take her to specialists for her pain. >> the operation was unsuccessful and i guess he thought she probably wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> gibson and pardus' neighbors say he was not a violent man but rather a devoted son going to medical school at one point to help. >> he wanted to stay with her as much as he could. >> in the end, pardus was with his mother. leaving gibson to cope with the loss of both. >> i've lost my mom and my brother. >> pmp ardus worked as a metro assets driver driving around the elderly. his family told us they were aware he had a hand gun but did not think he would ever use it in this way. >> thanks for that report. coming up we'll hear from a patient of the doctor shot in baltimore. >> now we turn to the latest on the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico, the damaged well that spilled millions of glance of oil into the gulf could soon be plugged forever. the government said a relief well has intercepted the blownout well. crews will pump mud and cement into the damaged well. the work co
if into a murder-suicide. doctors were informing paul pardus that his elderly mother jean davis was suffering from back pain and likely never walk again. if the gunman could not handle the news. >> it is scary knowing someone was on a rampage with a gun. >>kmÑ-ktv2líkth6?]8p0>x'vykór7t that he pulled out a semioti semiautomaticxóc3 handgun, a d, then barricaded himself and will with his mother. >> we had it pretty well covered. >> worried family members agonized until they were reunited. >> i called her on the phone. they did not knowing was going on. >> the injured dr. david cohen under emergency surgery and is expected to survive. >> the bones appear to be ouwounds appeared to be survivable. >>5b!y9z4ñ we are hearing frome family of the gunman. >> his brother city loved his mother is a much that they could not stand to see her suffer. courtney robinson joins us with more. >> his family as well as his friends and neighbors have said that same thing over and over, that he was a devoted son and became so overcome with grief that he would do something like this. he lived in this small house
, jean davis. neighbors say he was kind and took excellent care of his mother. >> it is hard to believe. it is so hard to believe. >> he made appointments for her to go to the beauty shop. he took care of his mother. >> reporter: why wou a devoted son shoot his mother. the sibling said he thought she was suffering, and recently had surgery, and would probably never walk again. it was following a briefing from the surgeon, that police say partis became emotional, pulled a gun, shot the doctor, and barricaded himself in his mother's hospital room. two-hour standoff ended with partis fatally shot his mother an turned the gun on himself. those who knew them can't believe it. >> every day, he took her to the nursing thing, i can't believe he shot her. i can't believe this. it is crazy. >> reporter: john hopkins hospital has more than 80 entrances. the doctor is still being treated, dr. david cohen is expected to survive his injuries. >>> take a look outside. beautiful day out there for this friday. at 11:05, 82 degrees in the sun. it feels chiier than that in the shade. >> it does. not much.
. paul lived in this arlington home with his ailing 84-year-old mother, jean davis. neighbors say he was a kind son who took excellent care of his mother. >> he lived with his mother until she took ill. then he stayed at the hospital with her. it is so hard to believe. >> he went to the beauty shop to take care of her head. >> reporter: why would he shoot his mother in her hospital bed and then took his own lif his sibling said he probably thought their mother was suffering. she recently had surgery and was told she would probably never walk again. partis became emotional, pulled a gun and shot the doctor. he then barricaded himself into his mother's hospital room. the two-hour standoff ended when he fatally shot his mother and turned the gun on himself. those who knew the mother and son just can't belive it. >> every day would come home, take her to the doctor every day. he took her to the nursing thing or whatever. i can't believe he shot her. i can't believe this. this is crazy. >> reporter: johns hopkins has unarmed guards. the sprawling facility has more than 80en trances and th
in arlington. neighbors knew them as warren davis and 80-year-old jean davis. >>> neighbors say the mother and son were rarely spotted outside the home here. >> he was the only one there for her. it was like a 24-hour job for him. he rarely ever stayed in the house. the hospital was his home. >> reporter: that is why news that he is accused of shooting his mother's doctor and turning the gone on his mother and himself is stunning. >> the lady is very nice. you ask her a question, she would always talk back to you. i am really, really upset and shocked about it. >> he always kept to himself, you know, like a private person. >> reporter: most who live in this community have been here for years. they say the son-mother duo are relative newcomers but if he was troubled or felt overwhelmed taking care of her, he never spoke about it. >> whatever happened, you wouldn't think it. he had a good side and he loved his mother that. clearly showed through. whatever made him do this, we'll never know. may they both rest in peace. >> reporter: roz plater, fox 5 news. >>> now to prince george's county wh
who live near the mother and son know them as jean and warren davis, finding it so hard to believe. this is their home on kenmore street in the north division of south arlington. neighbors describe them as friendly and quiet but largely keeping to themselves. they say the son seemed to be the only caretaker for his mother. she described him as devoted, but if he was having difficulty or was overwhelmed taking care of her, he never spoke to them about it. >> it's a terrible asian and him having a mother that was -- situation and him having a mother that was going through whatever she was going through and him, too probably being the only one to tend to her. >> he had a good side and he loved his mother and that clearly showed through. whatever made him do this, we'll never know. i just hope they both rest in peace. >> the alleged shooter grew up in remington virginia and moved to arlington tay take care of her mother. we're told he was a contract driver for metro access. >>> fox 5 in the meantime following a developing story now out of prince george's county. police were called to t
remington, virginia, they identified the mother as jean davis. fox news and the baltimore sun are reporting that the doctor's name is david cohen, an orthopaedic surgeon and staff doctor here at hospital. there is some questions about security here at hopkins. there are no metal detectors here but officials who know about the security here say that anyone who comes to visit or even comes on to the campus is asked to show identification and has to wear a wrist band. at this point they are reassessing their security here at hopkins campus. laura. >> paul, give us the condition of the doctor and do you know what news he delivered that led to the shooting or what he told the gunman before the shot was fired? >> reporter: there are some stories going around, laura, about what that news is but it's unconfirmed so i won't share it at this point. as far as the doctor's condition, as of 3 p.m. we were told by hopkins officials that he was still in the operating room but was expected to survive. >> paul wagner, thanks very much. we'll continue to cover this and you can depend on fox 5 for more covera
. >>>aul lived in his arlingn home with his ailing 84-year-old mother, jean davis. neighbors say he was a kind son. >> he took care of his mother until she took ill. then he sted at the hospital with her. it is so hard to believe. >> whyould a seemingly devoted son fatally shoot his mother and take his own life. he recently had surgery and s told she would probably never walk again. he then barricaded himself into his mother's hospital room. the two-hour standoff ended when he fatally shot his mother and turned the gun on himself. >> every day come home and take her to the doctor every day. he took her to the nursing thing or whatever. i can't believe he shot her. oh, i can't believe this. this is crazy. >> reporter: johns hopkins has hundreds of unarmed guards. the sprawling facility has more an 80 entrances. they will review secure procedures. dr. david cohen is expected to recover from hiswounds. in arlington, megan mcgrath news 4. >>> the mother of missing teen natalee holloway traveled to peru and met face to face with joran van der sloot in prison. she got access to the prison
house where paul pardus lived and cared for his ailing 84-ar-old mother, jean davis, as she suffered from arthritis and room at this. . he occasionally passed a neighbor. peggy reid didn't want to show her face but did know about his mother. >> we talked about his mom. he was saying that she was ill, you know. and we had discussed it. and i know that he was very shaken by it. he wanted her to be healthy and safe. >> what led to this. a police stand-off thursday afternoon. he discussed his mom's condition with orthopedic surgeon david cohen pulled a small handgun and shot cohen the chest. he turned into his mother's room and at some point in the two hours before robots gave police a look inside, he shot his mother in the head and killed himself. the basics is that his distress was over the prognosis for his mother. and that seem to be what tripped this extraordinarily violent response. >> pardus' mother said he couldn't bear to see her the way she was. i guess because he thought my mom was suffering, because her surgery wasn't sucssful, and she probably wouldn't be able to walk again
both lived in arlington. neighbors knew them as warren davis and 8 #-year-old jean davis. roz plater has more. >> reporter: neighbors say the mother and son were rarely spotted outside their home here on ken mother street. >> he was the only one there for her. it was like a 24-hour job with him. he he rarely ever stayed in the house. the ho was his home. >> reporter: that is why news that he is accused of shooting his mother's doctor and then turning the gun on his mother and himself is stunning. >> the lady had been in there. she is very nice. you ask her a question, she always talks back to you. but like i said, i am really upset and shocked about it. >> he was always kept to himself, now he like a private person. >> reporter: most would live here in this community in arlington have been here for years. they say the son-mother duo are relative newcomers but if he was troubled or felt overwhelmed taking care of her, he never poke about it. >> whatever happened, he couldn't take it. he had a good side and he loved his mother. that clearly
, who is identified as jean davis. mr. davis was receiving some news about the care and the condition of his mother, just outside the doorway to that room when he became emotionally distraught and reacted, and was overwhelmed by the news of his mother's condition. during the course of the conversation with the doctor, mr. davis removed a small semiautomatic handgun from his waist, waistband area and fired a single gunshot that struck the doctor in the lowest chest, upper abdomen. the doctor collapsed just outside the doorway of the room. and mr. davis was last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother, who was confined to the bed. at about 11:45 hours we established a unified command post to manage the scene. ly tell you that the scene proceeded in according to every protocol and drill established. hospital john hopkins security immediately responded and put their emergency response plan into place and by all evaluation it worked as designed. and worked incredibly efficiently to avoid and reduce any injury or risk to anyway other patients or st
yesterday at johns hopkins says their sibling thought their elderly mother was suffering. 84-year-old jean davis has arthritis and was told she would probably never walk again after surgery. the doctor is expected to be okay. >>> primaries seem to be at the lowest record ever. the state board of elections with the turn outonly about 24. we'll send you back to new york. have a great day. >>> how far would you go to protect your child? this dad confronted kids on a school bus who had been bullying his daughter. now, he's the one in trouble. he's actually facing criminal charges for that outburst on the school bus. we'll have that story and that debate, coming up. we say good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos. >> i'm robin roberts, on this friday morning. >>> also ahead, you remember the scene two weeks ago at the discovery channel headquarters near washington, gunman james lee stormed into the building. forcing employees to flee and a day-care center to be evacuated before he took two people hostages. two of those people will join us live and tell us about the scary hours. and how
was talking to paul warren pardus about his mother, 84 years old jean davis. apparently a recent surgery didn't go very well. that upset pardus. waistband and shot the doctor in the abdomen area.3 inno his mother's room, ande ran barricaded himself for a long time. the hospital was put on lockddwn. fbi agents were here and the s.w.a.t. team were in here. they werr on the grounn and n tte air tryinggto secure the back inside, pardus never left that room. it was quiet for 2 1/2 hours. around 2:00 p.m., police did confirm that pardus shot and himself. for the co-workkrs of the doctor shot, this whole situation just unreal. >> my area is well secured, so i sat for an hour. >> what that's you were running through your heat at that point3 >> he could actually try to get in. i was actually kinddof scared. >> everybody is scared. the patients are scared. nobody knows what is going on. >> reporter: police don't kkow exactly when the shots were fired. they didn't actually hear when it happened. they eventually sent in a robot to look around and they went in ú%d found the rest. they are charging this
was giving warren pardus the latest on his mother, jean's operation. >> mr. davis removed a small semi-automatic handgun from his waist and fired a single gunshot that struck the doctor. >> i guess -- i guess he thought that she was suffering a lot, that she wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> reporter: outside, police controlled the streets. inside, s.w.a.t. teams sealed off the floor. but doctors kept on working, including the team that was saving dr. cohen's life. hospital violence is a growing threat. since 1995 there have been 256 reports of violent crimes in medical centers, a number that's risen over the past three years. the incident closely parallels an episode of the show "grey's anatomy." a gunman upset with a relative's condition begins firing inside the hospital. that sets off a siege that ends in suicide. when that episode was rebroadcast just hours after the shooting here, it contained a new warning for viewers. vinita and rob? >>> a stunning admission in the case of a washington state woman who claimed someone threw acid on her face. bethany storro now says she fa
at uc davis tonight where there was plenty of action before the debate began and surprisingly little when it was over. jean? >> reporter: tom, this was the first time brown and whitman laid out their plans to fix california, and their challanger was standing right there to respond. in some cases, to set the record straight. the candidates used their first meeting to define their governing strategy. >> if we are going to change the direction of the state, we're going to have to do it very differently. >> because you don't know how to run a private business, you can run government. >> reporter: whitman said spending a record $19 million of her own money to fund her campaign buys her negotiating power in sacramento, something she says brown won't have because unions are funding his campaign. >> putting jerry brown in charge of negotiating with the labor unions around pensions, around how many people we have in this state government is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood ba blood bank. >> reporter: brown was quick to point out he had the record of vetoing labor. and says wh
mother jean's operation. >> he became emotionally distraught and reacted. >> reporter: pardus then grew a semiautomatic handgun and shot the doctor once in the abdomen, at close range. >> mr. davis was last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother, who was confined to the bed. >> reporter: at 1:30 p.m., police sent in a camera-equipped robot, which found both pardus and his mother dead, shot in the head. we don't know what the doctor said to him to make him so angry. what we do know tonight is that dr. cohen will make a full recovery. diane? >> what a frightening day at johns hopkins. thank you, jim sciutto. >>> and we have a new snapshot of drug abuse in america. showing the highest illegal drug use in almost ten years. today, the government said it rose 9% last year, the biggest spikes in the use of marijuana, eck that si and especially methamphetamine. experts say more meth is coming in from mexico. >>> and as of tomorrow in washington, there will be a new sheriff in town. tomorrow, president obama will name wall street critic elizabeth warre
updated 49-year-old warren pardus on his mother, jean's operation. >> he became emotionally distraught and reacted. >> reporter: pardus then drew a semi-automatic handgun and shot the doctor once in the abdomen at close range. >> mr. davis was last seen running into the room, brandishing the handgun in the direction of his mother, who was confined to the bed. >> reporter: at 1:30 p.m. police sent in a camera-equipped robot, which found both pardus and his mother dead, shot in the head, a murder-suicide. we don't know what the doctor said to him to make him so angry. what we do know is that dr. cohen will make a full recovery. jim sciutto, abc news, outside johns hopkins in baltimore. >>> a stunning admission in the case of a washington state woman who claimed that someone had thrown acid on her face. bethany storro now says she fabricated the story about the attack. there is speculation now that she's mentally ill. during questioning police say storro admitted her burn injuries were actually self-inflicted. prosecutors plan to decide if storro should now face criminal charges. >>> ther
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